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VersionsAdditional versions 3.52% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.06% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.06% 0.12% 1.61% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.06% 0.00% 0.00%
12.0.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 4.13%
12.0.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.21%
12.0.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.92%
12.0.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 13.24%
12.0.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.06%
12.0.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.10%
12.0.8250.0 (winmain_win8beta.120217-1520) 0.00%
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Import table
RegQueryValueExW, RegOpenKeyExW, RegCloseKey, EventUnregister, EventWrite, EventRegister
GetLastError, lstrlenW, CompareStringA, ExitProcess, FreeLibrary, SetErrorMode, GetProcAddress, HeapFree, SetCurrentDirectoryW, ExpandEnvironmentStringsW, HeapAlloc, CloseHandle, CreateMutexW, GetStartupInfoW, GetProcessHeap, SetThreadPriority, GetCurrentThread, LocalFree, LoadLibraryW, FormatMessageW, GetCommandLineW, GetModuleHandleW, QueryPerformanceCounter, GetTickCount, GetCurrentThreadId, GetCurrentProcessId, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime, TerminateProcess, GetCurrentProcess, UnhandledExceptionFilter, SetUnhandledExceptionFilter, LoadLibraryA, InterlockedExchange, LocalAlloc, RaiseException, CompareStringOrdinal, SetProcessDEPPolicy, SetEvent, OpenEventW, LoadLibraryExA
SetForegroundWindow, GetClassNameA, GetParent, GetDesktopWindow, GetWindowThreadProcessId, IsWindowVisible, GetWindow, MessageBoxW, GetSystemMetrics, ShowWindow, FindWindowW, SendMessageTimeoutW, IsIconic, GetClassNameW


Windows Media Player by Microsoft

Remove wmplayer.exe
Version:   12.0.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
MD5:   1f0f6ab1808781d2a2c2ca02e712ed8c
SHA1:   ef3e540cfca015850670baa4c81139c58c2607ef
SHA256:   00587298c217f79468d7dc30fc3bc80b74e940c9e343658cbbb5899a9e4f4645
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.

What is wmplayer.exe?

Windows Media Player (abbreviated WMP) is a media player and media library application developed by Microsoft that is used for playing audio, video and viewing images on personal computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system, as well as on Pocket PC and Windows Mobile-based devices.

About wmplayer.exe (from Microsoft)

Designed by media lovers, for media lovers. Windows Media Player 12—available only in Windows 7—plays more music and video than ever, including Flip Video and unprotected songs from your iTunes librar


File name:wmplayer.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Windows Media Player
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\windows media player\wmplayer.exe
Original name:wmplayer.exe.mui
File version:12.0.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Product version:12.0.7600.16385
Size:161 KB (164,864 bytes)
Digital DNA
File packed:No
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The following programs will install this file
Microsoft Corporation
5% remove
Windows Media Player 11 was included with Vista with no updates, final release on XP. Windows Media Player is a media player and media library application developed by Microsoft that is used for playing audio, video and viewing images .In addition to being a media player, Windows Media Player includes the ability to rip music from and copy music to compact discs, burn recordable discs in Audio CD format or as data discs with playlists ...
Skype Technologies S.A.
5% remove
Skype is a proprietary Voice over IP service and software application. The service allows users to communicate with peers by voice using a microphone, video by using a webcam, and instant messaging over the Internet. Phone calls may be placed to recipients on the traditional telephone networks. Calls to other users within the Skype service are free of charge, while calls to landline telephones and mobile phones are charged via a debit-b...


Autoplay handlers
Runs under the registry key 'SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers'
  • Handler name 'IviDVDEventHandler'
  • Handler name 'IviVideoCDHandler'
  • Handler name 'MSPlayBluRayOnArrival'
  • Handler name 'MSWMPBurnDataDVDArrival'
  • Handler name 'MSRipCDAudioOnArrival'
  • Handler name 'MSWMPBurnCDOnArrival'
  • Handler name 'MSPlayDVDMovieOnArrival'
  • Handler name 'MSPlayCDAudioOnArrival'
  • Handler name 'MSPlayVideoCDMovieOnArrival'
  • Handler name 'MSPlaySuperVideoCDMovieOnArrival'
Shell open commands
  • WPLFile
  • WMZFile
  • WMVFile
  • WMSFile
  • wmafile
  • mpegfile
  • mp3file
  • AUFile
  • AVIFile
Windows firewall allowed programs
Exceptions allow programs to access to the Internet through an outbound connections
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Programmer\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe'

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Total CPU:0.00177214%
Kernel CPU:0.00011566%
User CPU:0.00165648%
Kernel CPU time:20,592,132 ms/min
Context switches:307/sec
Private memory:27.27 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):46.02 MB
Private (minimum):37.57 MB
Non-paged memory:27.27 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:160.32 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):175.38 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:38.05 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):53.48 MB
37.95 MB
Resource allocations
GUI GDI count:490
GUI GDI peak:498
GUI USER count:154
GUI USER peak:171

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:High
Command line:"C:\Program Files\windows media player\wmplayer.exe" /play -embedding
Parent process:svchost.exe (Host Process for Windows Services by Microsoft Corporation)

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.00%
Windows 8 20.00%
Windows 8 Single Language 20.00%
Windows Seven Black Edition 5.00%
Windows 7 Professional 5.00%
Windows 8 Pro 5.00%
Windows Vista Home Premium 5.00%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 30.00% of Windows Media Player.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 30.77%
Acer 23.08%
Hewlett-Packard 15.38%
Lenovo 15.38%
ASUS 7.69%
Samsung 7.69%
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